Julie Shayne and Jessica Manfredi publish paper about feminist activist scholarship in the Trump-Bolsonaro era


Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) faculty member Julie Shayne and Global Studies alum Jessica Manfredi co-authored an article titled “Reflections on Activist Scholarship in the Trump-Bolsonaro Era: Dual Hemisphere Hate Transforms Intellectual Praxis into Political Imperative” which just came out in the Colombian open-access journal Revista CS. It was published in a special issue on activist scholarship and one of the editors asked Shayne to write a piece reflecting on her 2014 collection Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas (SUNY Press.)

Shayne invited her former student and longtime collaborator to co-author the paper with her. Manfredi, a Brazilian national, and Shayne, decided to anchor their discussion in the new urgency for feminist activist scholarship given the hard-right political turn in the Americas.

Shayne and Manfredi met in 2010 when Jessica was a first year student in Julie’s co-taught discovery core class “Place and Displacement in the Americas.” After that class Jessica took four more classes, did one directed study with Julie, and wrote two short pieces in Taking Risks. This latest article is another product of the sustained faculty-student relationships developed in the  First Year & Pre-major Program and IAS.  

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